Our Missions Team facilitates our involvement in International Missions.
Desert Palms Church, hosts missionary speakers from different parts of the world throughout the year and encourages the congregation in considering the call to missions, and be involved in short-term mission trips.
For more information about our Missions Team please contact the office. See information on some of our missionaries below…
Mike, Erin & Madison Pettengill
Serving in Honduras with Mission to the World (MTW).
One of the families that Desert Palms Church supports are the Pettengill family who are missionaries to Euqatorial New Guinea. They keep us informed with their activities by sending out the “Pettengill Prayer Letter” each month. If you would like to see more about this wonderful family and the work they are doing in Africa please go to their website at www.pettengillmissionaries.org.
Peter, Jenny, Leslie & Joshua Boling
Serving in Baja California with Mission to the World (MTW).
Peter is from Los Angeles, California and has always had an interest in missions. He attended divinity classes at Phoenix Seminary and has had the privilege of serving in full-time ministry for the past ten years; four in the PCA and six in Mexico with the Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship and Vida Nueva Church.
Jenny was born in Mexico City and raised in Cabo San Lucas. She was called to missions at an early age and has gifts in the areas of teaching children and organizing women’s events. She is a home-schooling mother of two, is passionate about the gospel, and has a heart for mercy.
The Boling’s ministry is centered in Bogota, Columbia and includes theological training, discipleship, and pastoral support. There is also a focus on mercy ministries as Columbia has the second largest number of internally displaced people in the world at four million, trailing only the Sudan.
To support the Boling Family, (#10809) please send a donation to Mission to the World, PO Box 116284, Atlanta, GA 30368-6284 and also request a Boling prayer newsletter.
Joel & Jessica Rinn
Serving in Verona, Italy with Presbyterian Mission International.
Joel graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 2003 and is ordained in the International Presbyterian Church, a small European denomination.
Jessica has a BA in Bible Theology and is a native Italian. Besides taking care of their children and opening their home for ministry, Jessica does translating and editing work for a Reformed publishing house in Italy called Alfa & Omega.
After spending three years in the city of Ferrara, Joel and Jessica are now in the city of Verona. Verona is a fairly large city in northern Italy best known as the hometown of Romeo and Juliet. Although there was historically a Protestant presence in the city, currently there is little in terms of Evangelical witness.
Joel and Jessica moved to Verona to plant a gospel-centered Presbyterian church. They are also conducting Bible studies for the International Students/University ministry.